1999 Dodge Intrepid car wont start

Tiny
OLDMAN70
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  • 1999 DODGE INTREPID
  • 6 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 141,000 MILES
I was driven and the car got hot, I pulld over, and when the engine got cold it wouldnt start.
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 11:36 AM

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Tiny
2CARPROS MIKE
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Our tech will probably need some more information to give you accurate information. For instance, does the engine turn over but won't start? How hot did it get before you pulled over? Have you checked the oil level and the coolant level?
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 2:26 PM
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Exactly. Does it turn over, if so does it sound different? As if it has cylinders missing. SOImetimes overheating will blow the head gaskets causing low/no compression in cylinders, which can also cause a no-start situation.
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 2:33 PM
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When I pulld over, it just stop, and water was comeing out the pump, , I tryd starting it and it just would turn over.
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 2:41 PM
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Some of those engines are timing belt driven, it is possible that the water pump has failed in turn causing a timing belt failure. Does it sound even (normal) when cranking or does it sound like it is going fast then slow, fast then slow?Like acouple spark plugs were left out
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 8:51 AM
Tiny
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1-blown head gasket - check the oil does it look like chocolate milk (water and oil mixed) probly the case -
change the oil and it may get you home. Put some block seal in it and you may be able to drive for a little while till you change head gaskets

2- no spark - take off a spark plug wire put it close to some metal try to start it and u should see spark (dont hold the car with other hand or u will get shocked)

3. No fuel - put starting fluid if it starts then dies its probly your fuel pump/filter.

4. Low charge battery/altenator - jump start it

5. Broken belt - put a new belt on

im not a mechanic but here are some ideas for you and good luck
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Sunday, August 9th, 2009 AT 4:16 AM

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